Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - July 2015 (most recent available)
United States: 5.6%
Florida: 5.7%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.4%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 5.2%

The metro area gained 31,800 jobs over the year, led by leisure and hospitality (+14,400 jobs). Other major industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+6,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+5,500 jobs); professional and business services (+1,900 jobs); mining, logging, and construction and other services (+1,200 jobs each); manufacturing (+700 jobs); government (+300 jobs); and financial activities (+100 jobs).  

The metro area’s over‐the‐year growth rate in leisure and hospitality (+10.4 percent) was stronger than the statewide growth rate (+5.9 percent).   

Average Annual Wage - 2014 (most recent available)

Florida: $44,803
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $48,392

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.